Single-payer emerging as key election issue

A■ Thomas D. Elias / Contributed fter the contentious, sometimes raucous first debate of this year’s primary election season, it became clear that issues like offshore oil drilling, affordable housing, President Trump’s tax changes, immigration and border control would likely not be the central themes of the campaign to succeed Jerry Brown as governor. The…

Pointing which finger?

Y■ Bob Franken / Columnist ou are probably asking yourself, “What was that all about?” Just because the government shutdown ended shortly after it began, it doesn’t mean that it won’t happen again in just a few weeks — and it definitely doesn’t mean that our great leaders in Washington covered themselves in glory. Quite…

Initiative backers betting 2018 will be the year to take on California’s Proposition 13

Robert Lapsley, president of the California Business Roundtable, a nonpartisan organization whose members are senior executives at the state’s major companies, promises a ‘fight to the death’ over this or any initiative that raises property taxes on the business community. ■ John Fensterwald / EDSOURCE / Contributed Forty years after Californians revolted against rising property…